Launch when ready!

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Revell-Fan, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    I'll be making the first prototype to see if all parts work as intended. Especially the tubes and the hinge mechanisms must be tested before anything can be given to anybody else. Rhaven will be making a test-build and will tell me if anything is to be changed or improved, so the job has already been taken. Sorry! :oops:

    However, there is a way to get a SPECIAL (extremely limited) EDITION of this kit.
    More on that soon! :twisted:

    The textures you see in the picture above are only a stand-in and not final. I have textured the model, exported the pic and clicked to save - when all of a sudden SketchUp crashed! :curse: So this pic is one of a kind, so-to-speak.

    I'm now working on the hinge mechanism of the canopy and the landing gear.

    Stay tuned! :wave:
  2. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    Don't leave me hangin' on like a yoyo...

    Hmmm... As long as it doesn't involves BSG trivia questions that you can't answer without the internet... Count me in!:mrgreen::thumb::thumb:
    Too bad your Sketchup crashed...:cry: But, if I know you even a little bit, you've already found your way through this "unfortunate incident"!:cool:
  3. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Only the textured "teaser model" got lost during the crash, so there is nothing to worry about! :mrgreen:

    As for trivia questions, rest assured there won't be any. Everything will be kit-related. BUT I WON'T TELL ANYTHING NOW! :twisted:
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    So the answer is 42!
    AH FRAK, I forgot, that is the answer to the question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
    I hate it when that happens.wall1wall1wall1 sign1

    I am sorry to hear that Google crashed, but I am glad that you did not loose anything IMPORTANT.
  5. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    Jonesing for this Viper, just sayin'
  6. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Just took another look at the studio models and revised the nose a bit.

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  7. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator


    Have a fumarella and a shot of ambrosia (on me, of course), and relax.

    I can assure you, that you WILL be most pleased with the outcome of this model.
    THAT IS ALL THAT I AM SAYING ON THIS MATTER (in fear of being shot, drawn & quartered, and sold to the Ovians for lunchen meat.sign1)
  8. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    That's okay, buddy! You may say anything as long as no-one asks the right question..! :twisted:
  9. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    So what about the left question or the forward question, and even the backwards question? Can I answer them?sign1
    Of course, we can not forget about the diagonal questions, those are the real tricky ones that always go in weird direction.:p:phamr
  10. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    It's all there...


    Mentor, I think you've got them all covered!sign1sign1
    But let me ask one SINGLE question: do you guys have any release (trial) date? I guess everyone's been asking that...:oops:
  11. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    To my knowledge, there is no "ACTUAL RELEASE DATE" yet. Granted, the sooner the better, of course.
    Revell-Fan is designing this (basically) from scratch. So it will take quite a bit of time. Once he has finished designing it, done the alpha build, he will send everything to me. I will do a beta build and FULL evaluation. After that, I will send everything back to him for clean-up and revision. After that (if everything is OK), it will be released for download.
    We want this model to be the best and the most accurate that it can be.
    So that way, EVERYONE can have a TOP QUALITY model to enjoy.
  12. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    If the Thunderfighter is an example of the quality this Viper is gonna be in then we're up for a real treat.

    Waiting always takes long but it's going to be worth it.

    A good quality model that is not only beautifull to see but also a pleasure to build is the best you can get.
    I just finished the USS Wanderer, it's a nice model but man to keep pleasure in building it was a real task. So many misalignments that needed tweaking and modding.

    I'm convident the Viper will be a model of a complete different order.

    The pictures are incredibly promising.

    Impressive, most impressive....

    Cheers and all the best,
  13. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member

    It's not good, it's excellent!

    I just loved that system! It's just like what we do in cartography, to have independent points of view and quality checks. :thumb::thumb:
    Both of you work with Google Sketchup? 'Cos I've been working in Blender (I already said that:cry:); I know, I know, it's not as friendly and easy as Sketchup, but it has so many resources...:mrgreen::mrgreen: Maybe I could send you my model after I think it's finished, for evaluation...:twisted:
  14. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    To be honest, I really do not know any design programs. I am just a beta builder. I would like to learn either Sketchup or blender (or both for that matter).

    If you would like, after you are finished designing it (AND do the initial alpha build), I would be more then happy to test and evaluate your model.
  15. Rogerio Silva

    Rogerio Silva Active Member



    Totally agree and granted, Mentor! As you can see in previous posts, I have found a Blender script that does unfolding, both manually and automatically (which even works fine, for an unintelligent system:rolleyes:). I'm still learning about seams and related stuff, but my bigger problem now is to design an internal support/forming structure.:eek:
    But I'll get there and make it happen, since I stated that intend to upload the model in about a year or so. I think I'm really ahead of schedule!:mrgreen:
    All the best!
  16. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Rhaven, I couldn't have said it better. :thumb:

    Okay, before any of you is totally confused about the possible directions of this project here is another update. This time it's one of the aft landing feet.

    I hope so, too. However, please bear in mind that the TF was designed by Martin Saenger. Rhaven and I have made only the add-on packages for it.

    You have no idea how right you are..! :twisted:

    Oh no, there we are again... Would someone ask a diagonal question now, please??? hamrhamrhamr

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  17. sgoti

    sgoti Member

    Are you sure you want to go off on that tangent?
  18. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    That rear landing skid look perfect.
    It would be cool if the wheels could roll.
  19. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    Yes. And yes, the answer to Life and everything is 42.

    Oops, I just made my 1000th post and I didn't even notice that..! :cool:
  20. ASC Mclaren

    ASC Mclaren Member

    I have a question! Is there an "Official" 1:18 release? Cause if you do I will modify Star Wars figures to become Colonial Warriors, may even work up some proper helms.

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